No policy of
terror in Kentucky
In 2011, an Arizona copy-cat was proposed here in Kentucky, Senate Bill 6. SB 6 would have mandated discrimination by requiring police officers to target people who seem like they might be undocumented. KFTC was part of a broad effort that successfully defeated the bill.
Here is what some members said about SB 6.
“The Bill of Rights says that we’re all innocent until proven guilty, but this won’t be true for people with darker skin and accents.”
“SB 6 seeks to establish a sanctioned policy of terror that would systematically and willfully persecute Latinos living in Kentucky. It would wrongfully incarcerate innocent people for profit – including women and children.
"This is a crime against humanity. This is wrong. It is wrong in Rwanda, it is wrong in Sudan, it is wrong in North Korea, China or Nazi Germany. It is also wrong in Kentucky.”
Bowling Green legal
Read an op-ed published in the Georgetown News-Graphic by Scott County member Homer White about SB 6.
KFTC is working to create a society that supports the human rights of all people. We value the human rights of everyone, regardless of national origin, race, citizenship, immigration status or any other defining characteristic.
KFTC supports our allies in working for comprehensive immigration reform.
We also work to defend Kentucky against bad immigration legislation, especially attempts to divide our communities by colors and accents and places of birth. This is not what we want.
We want protected communities. We canʼt afford mandated discrimination. We want to stand united. Kentucky canʼt afford to turn neighbor against neighbor.
Learn more about the contributions of immigrants to Kentucky here.
March Madness doesn't apply only to basketball, it seems. We have seen an increase in ICE raids across the country, targeting undocumented persons whose only crime have been a search for a better life. We have seen an increased number of attacks on folks for the mere perception of being Muslim. And we have seen a that many would argue is illegal, immoral, and is a twist on President Trump's campaign promise of a Muslim ban. Our organization has made a commitment to stand against such injustice, and we need you to help us put our words into action.
Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) has a vision of a Kentucky where “discrimination is wiped out of our laws, habits and hearts.” While discrimination already hurts many members of our communities, the current state legislature and our national government are taking aim at some of our most vulnerable neighbors: immigrants, refugees and religious minorities, especially Muslims. As we always have, KFTC is standing up for the targets of discrimination and working hard toward wiping discrimination out of our laws, habits and hearts.
We voice our solidarity with immigrants, refugees and religious minorities who are coming under increased attack in this current political climate.
Stand alongside refugees and immigrants. Keep Kentucky Global.
Legislator meetings in the morning. Program and press conference starting at 1 p.m. in Capitol Annex Room 125.
KCC is hosting Prayer in Action days at the State Capitol each Tuesday during the 2017 General Assembly to pray for government officials and act on behalf of Kentucky’s most vulnerable citizens. Each week will focus on a particular justice issue.